Brighten your life with our 5 favourite vitamin C products!
When it comes to skincare, there are few ingredients as widely used and enjoyed as vitamin C. Beloved by skinfluencers, cosmetic scientists and beauty brands alike, April 4th was declared “National Vitamin C Day” back in 2019, in celebration of this overachieving active!
A true hero ingredient, vitamin C produces a whole host of visible benefits to the skin and is mainly used for brightening and improving tone. Scientific studies show that vitamin C helps to protect against sun damage, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and defend skin cells against free radicals.
Also known as ascorbic acid, the dependability and multiple benefits of vitamin C make it a mainstay of cosmetic science. From cleansers to creams, budget to luxury, it can be difficult to spot the true superstars.
The Arthur Edward team are great enthusiasts and advocates for the industry, and many of us have hands-on experience in product development, R&D, sales and marketing. And alongside the day job, we love to chat about products, brands and industry news.
So here is our team’s pick of five standout vitamin C products that will leave you swearing by this powerhouse ingredient. With products for every step of your routine (even the parts you didn’t know existed yet!) you’ll be glowing in no time.
This cleanser delivers vitamin C through a truly luxurious feeling oil formulation at an amazingly low price point. It will melt your makeup off with ease, transforming into a light milky substance that leaves your skin feeling soft and restored.
Created by a challenger brand that is rapidly building a reputation for providing unique, quality formulations at a low price point this bestseller is cementing itself as a cult favourite among vitamin C products.
While some skincare serums might claim to be magic or work miracles, this one is firmly based in science – and it delivers. A super light formula that sinks deep into the skin, this product will fight the damage caused by sun, stress and pollution to deliver visibly revitalized skin.
Coming from Medik8, a brand known for developing high performing products that are born of scientific experimentation, you shouldn’t expect miracles but results.
You might already have a bathroom cabinet full of potions and lotions, but have you ever heard the old saying that “beauty comes from within?” This is probably an unconventional interpretation, but the newest trend of ‘inside out’ beauty encourages us to take a holistic approach to our beauty routines.
These capsules are packed full of probiotics, vitamin C, zinc and other goodies that will fight to heal your skin from within. Promoting gut health, preventing congestion, and prompting the skin to repair and heal itself, these capsules will have you looking and feeling your best.
A heavyweight among ‘clean beauty’ brands, REN stakes its impressive reputation on creating formulations that will boost long-term skin health. This in combination with its ethical commitments to being carbon neutral and zero waste, means the brand is only growing in popularity.
REN’s Glow Daily Vitamin C Gel Cream exemplifies and supercharges the brightening benefits of vitamin C by combining it with magnesium and tara pod to produce a powerful yet gentle moisturiser.
This is a new product, and one that we’re really excited about. The new Symbright technology, developed through the fermentation of clary sage, really showcases the brands ethos of simple yet effective skincare.
Suitable for all skincare types, this product packs an extra powerful punch using the Kakadu plum – an Australian fruit absolutely packed with vitamin C. In combination with red algae this product evens skin tone, hydrates and supercharges your skins natural glow.
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